Nicknames: Crazy Casey, Silly Sally, Big Baby, Big Butt, Trouble Maker and Crazy Butt.
Gotcha Date: September 10th 2005
Birthday: December 6th 2004
Likes: Licking, she loves to give and get kisses, loves attention, licking, laying in the sun, sleeping/snoring, burping in your face and humping your leg! HAHA Guard your leg because you'll be scratched and it don't tickle!
Pet-Peeves: The rain, being alone, not getting love/attention, blowing air on her back/butt and tickling her under her feet.
Favorite Toy: Her favorite toy is her sister Ebony and brother Bandit. They all love to play with each other.
Favorite Food: Pedigree Dog Food with chicken and gravy. Yummy! After eating she have to clean her mouth on the carpet or on her bed.
Favorite Walk: Anywhere and everywhere but her favorites are running through the woods, the beach and dog park.
Best Tricks: She knows how to push a door open when its not shut all the way. Laying on her back and she knows basic commands such as sit, stay, come, NO, etc. Chasing someone or something gives her a great challenge. She is also very flexible.
Arrival Story: We adopted her from the Virginia Beach SPCA. For more info on her adoption, please read her diary below. Also please join our groups "Ban Stupid People, NOT The Breed!" and "Pit Bull a/k/a Petbull Person".**
Bio: Casey is very affectionate and loving towards us and her sister. She loves to run especially at the dog park, the woods and at the beach. She also loves to follow you wherever you're like your very own buddy guard or shadow.
Ideal Human Companions:
Experienced dog handlers
Active, sporty types
Eager to please
What They Are Like to Live With
American Staffordshire Terriers are loving, loyal dependable dogs. A trained, socialized and (most of all) loved “AmStaff” is an affectionate, dependable and happy friend with loads of energy and intelligence. And, most of the time, they prove to be calm and steady pals who don’t mind hanging out on the couch.
American Staffordshire Terriers possess a natural eagerness to please their owners. With proper care and attention, your AmStaff can be an exemplary member of the family.
Bred to be both swift and strong, American Staffordshire Terriers love to play fetch, go for runs and work. They are very strong for their size: AmStaffs can pull very heavy objects, bite through rubber and wire, and they have a high tolerance for pain and fatigue. Keep them busy and loaded with positive reinforcement, and they’ll maintain an upbeat and steady mood.
Things You Should Know
You should consider an AmStaff only if you have the time, strength and know-how to train and socialize your pet. American Staffordshire Terriers sometimes display protective or competitive instincts around other dogs and animals.
These dogs might not be the best apartment dwellers, though as long as they get plenty of outdoor exercise they’ll be happy. Ideally, a fenced yard suits them best, not to mention daily games of fetch and constructive “tasks.” They should be kept on a leash while on walks and at the park.
A healthy American Staffordshire Terrier can live as long as 12 years. Common health issues include hip dysplasia, skin problems and some allergies.
American Staffordshire Terrier History
In the early 1800s, breeders attempted to create a dog that blended the spirit of a Terrier with the courage and brawn of a Bulldog. The result—using a possible mix of Bulldogs and Fox Terriers—was the English Staffordshire Terrier. In the mid-1800s, English Staffordshire Terriers were brought to America, where they were bred to be larger and stronger. In 1936 they were registered with the AKC as “Staffordshire Terriers.” They were officially named American Staffordshire Terriers in 1972.
The Look of a American Staffordshire Terrier
American Staffordshire Terriers have medium-sized, muscular, agile and solid frames. They have wide, sturdy heads with medium-length muzzles and powerful jaws. Their ears are set high. Their eyes are dark, set low and far apart. And their necks slope down to a deep, wide chest and rib cage. They have short backs, short, tapered tails and straight front legs. Their short, shiny and dense coats can come in almost any color or combination of colors. Overall, American Staffordshire Terriers look strong for their size, combining a muscular stockiness with a graceful poise.
Ideal Human Companions:-
-Families with older children
-Sportsmen and outdoorsy types
-Powerful and muscular
-Agile and quick
-Eager to please
-Brave and intelligent
What They Are Like to Live With
American Pit Bull Terriers have gotten a bad reputation in the media due to owners who raise them for the wrong reasons. American Pit Bull Terriers are affectionate, loyal and happy dogs with loads of energy and a natural eagerness to please their guardians no matter what.
With proper socialization and training, as with any dog, your American Pit Bull Terrier can be an exemplary member of the family—affectionate with children and a faithful companion.
They love to play fetch, go for runs and accomplish “tasks”—American Pit Bull Terriers are natural workers, excelling in agility trials, search-and-rescue and obedience trials. Keep them busy and loaded with positive reinforcement, and they’ll continually surprise you with an upbeat and steady temperament.
Things You Should Know
American Pit Bull Terriers may sometimes display protective or competitive instincts around other dogs and animals. They are strong enough to handle rough play from a child, but strangers and unfamiliar dogs can sometimes trigger their suspicions.
APBTs might not be the best apartment dogs, though as long as they get plenty of outdoor exercise they’ll be happy. Ideally, a fenced yard suits them best, not to mention daily games of fetch.
A healthy American Pit Bull Terrier can live as long as 12 years. Common health problems include hip dysplasia and some allergies.
American Pit Bull Terrier History
Bred from Bulldogs and Terriers in 19th-century Britain, the American Pit Bull Terrier eventually became a helpful farm dog and family pet. Two organizations were formed to legitimize the breed—the American Dog Breeder’s Association and the United Kennel Club. In the United States, American Pit Bull Terrier owners also sought to legitimize the breed, and in 1936 the AKC registered them as “American Staffordshire Terriers.” Today they are one of the most popular breeds in the U.S.
The Look of a American Pit Bull Terrier
The American Pit Bull Terrier has a strong, muscular and alert look. A typical APBT has a brick-shaped head—in proportion to the rest of its body—with round eyes. A thick, powerful neck slopes down to a broad, powerful chest, muscular legs that seem always ready to dart forward, and long tapered tails. American Pit Bull Terriers can come in just about any color.
We were looking for a 2nd dog and wanted to adopt a dog. We went to the Virginia Beach SPCA, VA. We tried approx 10 dogs to see if they would get along and no luck. Our older dog (Asia) is dominant and has to be the one to pick the dog she is going to live with. We tried one more time and I came across Casey. Since my husband knows Asia because he had her for more than 10 years he was unsure of Casey because she is very muscular and always has a serious face. We brought them together and finally made progress. Casey was submissive towards Asia where Casey knows her place that Asia is in control of things. Asia chose her to be her sister and now they are the best of friends and they can't do without one another. Casey is the sister Asia never had. Sadly Asia passed 11/10/2007. RIP Asia!